Volodymyr Zelensky arrives at the G7 summit in Japan | Pro IQRA News

Volodymyr Zelensky arrives at the G7 summit in Japan

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Volodymyr Zelensky has arrived in Japan for the G7 summit after the United States cleared the way for Ukraine to receive F-16 fighter jets.

“Peace will approach,” the Ukrainian president said after arriving for the conference in Hiroshima on Saturday.

The White House said that US President Joe Biden told his allies at the Hiroshima conference that he would allow the donation of advanced aircraft to Kiev.

Zelensky wrote on Twitter: “Japan. G7. Important meetings with partners and friends of Ukraine. Security and cooperation strengthened for our victory. Peace will be closer today.”

Biden, who is attending the G7 summit along with other members such as France, Italy, Germany, Japan and Canada, as well as the European Union, also announced the training of Ukrainian pilots.

The British Prime Minister welcomed the decision of the summit, after he pressed the allies to provide the Ukrainian president with the planes he called for.

Mr Sunak tweeted: “Welcome announcement that the US will agree to train Ukrainian pilots on F-16 fighter jets.

The UK will work with the USA, the Netherlands, Belgium and Denmark to provide Ukraine with the combat air capability it needs. We stand united.”

The British Air Force does not have any US-made F-16s. Washington must legally approve their export.

Zelensky is expected to take part in meetings with the Group of Seven on Sunday.

It could potentially bring Zelensky into contact with India’s Narendra Modi and Brazil’s Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who have not been as supportive of Ukraine as their Western allies.

Both are not members of the G7, but India is represented at the summit because it is the current chair of the G20, while Brazil was invited as a guest.

Zelensky’s presence at the G7, the group from which Russia was expelled over its 2014 annexation of Crimea, is another show of solidarity from the Western allies.

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak (right) meets French President Emmanuel Macron at the Grand Prince Hotel in Hiroshima. Photo: Stefan Rousseau/PA

Japan said it has a “strong desire” to participate in the talks that will affect the country’s defense against Vladimir Putin’s invasion.

He will also have the opportunity to pressure and charm India and Brazil into supporting Ukraine.

On Saturday, Sunak met French President Emmanuel Macron for discussions at the summit and held a brief meeting with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz.

Downing Street said they discussed providing military aid and “long-term security assistance” to Ukraine as well as addressing small boat crossings of the English Channel.

Meanwhile, the G7 announced that it would form a new team to root out and confront Russia and China’s use of economic coercion to influence countries’ decisions.